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RE BarCamp piggybacks on industry conference
Published on Jul 8, 2008

Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

The "user-gen" concept has spread to industry conferences, with some well-known players in the real estate technology field piggybacking on an annual industry event in San Francisco to launch what's believed to be the first ever "RE BarCamp."

BarCamps -- the name is derived from the hacker slang term foobar -- are get-togethers where participants discuss early stage Web applications and open source technologies. BarCamps have been held in more than 350 cities worldwide, according to Wikipedia.